Saturday, March 5, 2011
Friday, March 4, 2011
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Thursday, March 3, 2011
i can't wait for this. i loved that team. when i was 14 years old in the fall of '91 my dad took me to a BC-michigan football game, and desmond howard went nuts (if i remember right he had a kick return td and two others). then that winter these guys came along and i've been a michigan fan ever since. the two years they played together are to this day still my favorite college hoops seasons ever.
posted at 1:55 PM
i'm so on the fence about this. up to this point i have held out. i really don't need another reason to constantly play with my phone/mini supercomputer. it's like that stupid windows phone commercial that implies you'll be on your phone less because it's easier to use. um no, it's the opposite. but if i'm going to keep writing this blog i probably have to tweet as well. and in terms of sports news and up to date (or the minute or second) information, it is definitely starting to dominate. i guess it's not even the future anymore it's just how it is.
posted at 3:02 AM
http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/bracketology those are the 3 teams i follow/care about. if the spiders draw a play in game against michigan or bc, i'm gonna be pissed. and yeah, those are my hats.so the tournament is different this year. with 68 teams in, 8 teams will be involved in pre-tourney play in games. but the way they are doing it is weird, it's not just the 8 worst teams. the 4 worst teams (16 seeds who won their crappy conference tourneys) will play each other. but then also the 4 last "at large" teams to get in will play each other, probably a mix of 11 and 12 seeds. but the reason i'm writing this is that as of right now espn's/joe lunardi's bracketology lists richmond, boston college, and michigan as 3 of the last 4 in.
posted at 2:30 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/news/story?id=6175090 anyway, espn sportsnation has a poll out right now, "could you live under the BYU honor code for one year?" interestingly the western half of the country mostly said yes, the eastern half no (results here: http://espn.go.com/sportsnation/post/_/id/6173649/could-live-byu-honor-code). but i think they asked the wrong question. i'm pretty should i COULD do it for a year, but why? i think the real question is "would you consider yourself better off if you did?" to me it's crazy and reminiscent of some sort of third world dictatorship. the fact that any cognizant person, let alone a college student, would voluntarily agree to it blows my mind. the kid got kicked off the team for having sex with his girlfriend, not a hooker. mormons, wow.
posted at 2:28 AM
i'm totally blown away by the national media's (mostly espn tv people) view of kendrick perkins. i get why boston fans would be pissed he's gone, he was tough, mean, a fan favorite, one of our guys. but seriously, he's not bill russell. all over the place i hear how the thunder are contenders to win the west now that they have perkins. they might well be, but not cause of this trade. if OKC is any better now then they we're before, i'll be shocked (part of me also wants to think that my former jv hoops teammate and current OKC gm sam presti is still a celtic's fan at heart). on the other end of this trade, after watching 3 games, i'm not convinced the celts are any worse off with nenad kristic at center instead of perk. maybe kristic isn't as tough on D and doesn't rebound as well, but he hits jumpers, stretches the defense, and makes free throws. and everybody seems to forget that perk always got pulled for big baby in crunch time.
posted at 2:22 AM
so we're at the game and the c's are cruising along to a 28 point lead, up 91-63 with 2 min to go in the third after a ray ray breakaway dunk. the starters go out and we figure they're done for the night. amazingly phoenix, without 3 starters of their own (nash on the bench, carter and frye out after banging heads), then goes on an 18-0 run over the next 5:43 to cut the lead to ten. the celtics went 7:04 without making a field goal till all the starters came back and rondo hit a jumper. i don't think you can really blame the bench though, on the floor during the run were baby, wafer, green, bradley, and troy murphy. 3 of those guys had never been on the floor together before, and if troy murphy even knew avery bradly's name i'd be shocked. so no big deal.
posted at 1:58 AM